2023 US Nationals Videos are posted

 Individual videos for Primary through Intermediate power 
and glider as well as the Advanced and Unlimited power 
categories have been uploaded. Each pilot's flights area available 
for viewing here: https://www.iac.org/nationals-videos 
(Member login required.)

The US National Aerobatic Championships took place in Salina, 
Kansas, September 24-29, 2023. Photos from the championships can be viewed here: 

2023 Contest Season Wrapping Up 
Every year the IAC sanctions 35 to 40 contests in the United States and Canada. This year was no different. 
Thirty-eight of the thirty-nine contests are in the books 
with 1 remaining contest in December to wrap up the season. 

See the details of the last remaining contests: https://www.iac.org/contests 

judge training Judges Training
Interested in becoming an aerobatic Judge? In-person and online training begins in February 2024. While you wait, get an online start by watching narrated slide shows of the class materials.


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About the IAC

While we are known mostly as the "competition aerobatics" people, the IAC was organized in 1970 for all forms of aerobatic flight.  Our articles state that we have organized for educational, scientific, and charitable purposes related to aerobatics:  we 1) cooperate and assist governmental agencies in the development of programs relating to aerobatic activities, 2) encourage, aid, and engage in research and education for the improvement of aviation safety through a better understanding of the art of aerobatics, and 3) promote and encourage aerobatic education and competition on a national and international level.

The IAC has a commitment to safety and excellence in every aspect of our sport with fair play and sportsmanship at the forefront of our endeavors.

Although often referred to as a "division" or "community" of the Experimental Aircraft Association, Inc. (EAA), the IAC is an independent non-profit organization. All IAC members are also EAA members. Membership in EAA is open to all who are interested in aviation.

The IAC offers sanction for regional competitions, provides judge training and certification, stewards the contest rule book, and hosts the US National Aerobatic Championships.  Our rule book is maintained to provide a fair competition environment for aerobatic pilots of all skill levels and aerobatic aircraft of all types.

On an international level, the IAC is a member of the National Aeronautic Association and is responsible for the administration, management, and promotion of the sport of aerobatics in the United States under the applicable regulations of the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI), headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland. The FAI is the world governing body for all sport aviation competition and record attempts. The IAC represents the United States at meetings of the FAI Aerobatic Commission (CIVA) which establishes rules worldwide for aerobatic competitions.  The IAC is responsible, through our agreement with the NAA, for fielding teams to represent the United States in international aerobatic competition.

The IAC is led by a Board of Directors including four officers (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary) and 11 Directors, including representatives from EAA and NAA.